When God sets out to accomplish His purpose, He moves the hearts of men and women. When He wanted to build a nation, He turned to Abraham; when He wanted to build a boat, Noah’s name was called. When the Jewish people were in need, Esther was the woman. Whether it’s Nehemiah building the walls of Jerusalem or the Apostle Paul needing ministry companions, God is more than capable of moving hearts to action and arranging circumstance, providing the people and resources to accomplish His purpose.
King Cyrus is a great example. “In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia ….” (Ezra 1:1)
So I ask you to say a simple prayer this week: “God, move the hearts of men and women to help us accomplish Your purpose.” What might the answer to your prayer look like?
A random business woman approves a funding grant for Extended Hand and Feet. A man in Dallas accepts a job offer at Boeing, transfers to Chicago, and worships at Naperville; his talents fill a very specific ministry need. Or perhaps it’s the person sitting next to you in worship. They wake up one morning compelled to engage, to find their place, to get over the past, to believe again, to use however many days they have left living on purpose; loving and serving others. That’s how God works.
Where God guides, God provides. Ask Him to move hearts.